Poster exhibition and activities at the Lilydale and Yarra Valley Show
On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of November we held our poster exhibition at the Show. We had an amazing amount of interest and visitors making the weekend a great success, albeit exhausting.
By the numbers, we had 86 students from 2 schools (Upwey Primary and Belgrave Heights Christian School) create 46 posters about the food system. There were well over 250 visitors, with 71 families participating in the treasure hunt (see previous blog), playing our ‘what vegetable is that’ game and wondering through the posters and information at the stall learning about food systems. We gave away 16kg of local apples which was a welcomed snack for many of the stall visitors, 34 label reading cards, 40 nutritional vegetable guides (see previous blog), many postcards about Inspiro Health services and water donated from waterbox.
We had lots of positive feedback with visitors saying they loved the work, learning about vegetables and foods that are grown locally.
Previously grade 3 /4 at Upwey Primary School in the Yarra Ranges told us what they have learnt after the incursion and while creating the posters: https://youtu.be/xkIqaHX0xQA
Our work is funded by the Victorian State Government, this specific project was assisted with funding by VicHealth Jumpstart grant
acknowledgement of country
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work, play and grow food. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yarra Ranges Food Connections - Lilydale, Victoria